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THE latest appointments in the fleet industry.

  • MANHEIM Auctions has extended its management team with the appointment of Perran Moon as general manager, marketing and Paul Wiscombe as general manager, customer services and data management. Moon will be responsible for marketing activity including brand and product positioning, national and local advertising and events. Wiscombe will be responsible for Manheim’s vendor customer service function, and data quality control. Both Moon and Wiscombe will report to group marketing and planning director Rob Barr.

  • LEANNE Malone has joined cfc solutions as telesales team leader. Malone has worked in sales for more than 10 years including roles at three software telesales companies. Prior to joining cfc solutions, Malone worked for Birmingham-based Accident Exchange, where she liaised with bodyshops for repair updates and helped build a vehicle fleet system.

  • THE Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has recruited Elizabeth Lumsden as road safety manager for Scotland. Lumsden has been RoSPA’s home safety manager for Scotland for the past two years but has been at RoSPA for a total of 10 years. She will replace Mike McDonnell, who is to become director of the Scottish Road Safety Campaign after 14 years at RoSPA.

  • FORD Motor Company has made several senior personnel appoint-ments. Stuart Dyble becomes vice- president, commun-ications and public affairs, Ian Slater is vice-president, communications and public affairs Ford of Europe and Niel Golightly has been appointed director, environmental strategy. Dyble will continue his role at Premier Automotive Group and will remain on the Jaguar and Land Rover board. Slater is currently executive director at the group and replaces Golightly in his new role. Golightly joins after spending four years in Europe.

  • AKZO NOBEL has appointed Gordon Schofield as product manager for CV and bodyshop services UK. Schofield joins from Owen Mumford, where he was product manager for drug delivery. Prior to this, he worked in account management at British Sky Broadcasting and as an executive officer in the Metropolitan Police. He will be responsible for managing Akzo Nobel’s commercial vehicle brands and the bodyshop services brand for the UK.

  • Chris Franklin has joined Jato Dynamics as global sales and marketing director. He joins with more than 30 years’ industry experience, most recently with Inchcape where he worked for seven years. Prior to that, he worked at the Rover Group for more than 20 years, holding several positions including managing director of Rover France and Rover Germany. Franklin will report to Jake Shafran, founder and chairman of Jato.
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